#FridayFantasy . . . Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me

“Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me
because when you touch these trees, 
you have such a sense of the passage of time,
of history. It’s like you’re touching the essence, 
the very substance of life.”

Kim Novak

Artist James Browne
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook


#Omens&Symbols . . . . Shungite, the purifier

Over two billion years old, Shungite has phenomenal shielding and purifying power
that arises from its unique formation. It protects against radiation, electromagnetic
and geopathic stress, microwave and other vibrational emissions and
the dis-eases these can create.

Text & image credit: Crystal Judy Hall

#Omens&Symbols . . . . women’s spinning and weaving

“There is an incredible historical connection between women’s spinning and weaving and
their roles as keepers of wisdom and prophecy. Women were said to weave incantations and
blessings into their warps, while goddesses like Minerva, Artemis, Athena, the Moirae, Brigit,
Badb Catha, and the Morrigan were long depicted as weavers or spinners, presiding over the
makers and receivers of woven pieces.”

 ~Kristen Roderick

Text & image source: The Spirit that moves me

#Omens&Symbols . . . The Orchid

Orchid comes from the Greek “orkhis,” which means testicle and associated
with male virility and sexuality. One type of Orchid is the Paphiopedilum.
The name is derived from the word “Paphos” which is the name of the
temple where the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, was worshiped.

Text & image source: Goddess Central

#Omens&Symbols . . . . The Bee

In ancient times, Priestesses were called Bees.
For the Druids, the Bee was a symbol of the Goddess
and the Sun as well as community and celebration.
In India, the Bee is associated with Kama, the God of Love.

Text & image credit: GODDESS CENTRAL

#Omens&Symbols . . . The belly of the owl

“The belly of the owl represents the in-between space – the period when something new is forming but not yet born, often marked by a time of waiting. Symbolically, we’re in a cocoon or a womb space, where change is not visible from the outside, but where growth is slowly taking shape. Surrendering to it enables us to tuck into that space a little more, giving us permission to be enclosed by the change process and to let go of the need to prove something outwardly for now. Because this is internal work, it’s less about approval, and more about guarding and protecting that space.”

Author: Kristen Roderick |

Artwork by Susan Seddon-boulet
Text & image source: The spirit that moves me

#Omens&Symbols . . . . . the liminal stage

“Many of us resist transition because we fear the journey found in the liminal space,
where there is no clear direction forward. But in order to arrive at a new beginning
that has any real meaning for us, we must go through it. Much like the chrysalis of a
butterfly or the gestational period of a fetus in the womb, the liminal stage is marked
by a period of waiting in the dark .”

~ From On Fallow Ground
Author: Kristen Roderick

| Artwork by The Art of Patricia Allingham Carlson
Text & image source: The Spirit that moves me